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Oriana A. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am an experienced nanny with over 1 year of childcare experience working with multi-children family. I'm responsible, hardworking, friendly, and above all I love working with children. I consider myself a professional given my competence working with children of various ages. I am also bilingual in English and Spanish. I am able to provide excellent care for children through a positive attitude, patience, and structure. I have established great relationships with the families I have worked with in the past by understanding their needs and providing the reliability they're looking for in their childcare provider. On the other side, I have been helping and tutoring kids with homework for a lot of years, I am a craft and art lover, so I would be able to help and have such an amazing time with your kids. I totally understand how important they are for you, that is why I am able to give them quality time full of joy, fun and responsible care.
Alexis L. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

14.28 / hour

I have a wide range of experience, both with live-in and live-out care. I only nannied for family members, but when my aunts went on vacations or worked over the summer I was always the first person they called to watch their children. I did this throughout high school, working with children from less than one year old to 12 years old.
Alyssa  C. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

Regular Babysitter for a family of 4 2010-2013 Full time nanny for 2 boys 2014-2015 Part time nanny for family of 3 2016
Gunay M. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

14.28 / hour

both in the USA and overseas since I was at high school
Ashley C. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

8.57 / hour

I am the oldest of 7 other siblings so I have been babysitting them since I was younger. I worked at childtime downtown for 3.5 years.
Brooklyn P. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

8.00 / hour
1 yrs of experience

Hello! My name's Brooklyn. I am a 23 year old with a 3 year old daughter and step mommie to two wonderful twin boys.. I'm also second eldest of seven kids so all my life I had the experience. I was the mini mommie. My hobbies are running, reading books and doing puzzles. I love playing with my daughter and doing activities. I was a nanny in Texas for almost a year and then moved back to Iowa and had my daughter. Besides babysitting jobs on the side I've been basically a stay at home mom since. My daughter was born with ALCAPA, she had heart surgery at four months old. I'm looking for part time jobs or a full time job where I can bring my daughter. I know how to cook and clean. I can do pretty much anything you need. If you don't have a schedule for me to follow I'll make one, ex... activities, learning time, eating, nap times and so forth. Have questions for me just ask. I am flexible with pay rates and such also. I can be reached by email,
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Des Moines, IA?

As a parent, it’s natural for you to ask your nanny for a little extra help around the house. However, the boundaries for a nannies duties vary from person to person. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met. This includes things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active, that they have a healthy diet and a sanitary home. When tasks go beyond child care, for example scrubbing kitchen counters, folding laundry, gathering groceries, or teaching a language, you will likely need to provide additional compensation.

How can I ensure I have a great relationship with my nanny?

To start, it’s important you set expectations and are aligned on compensation from day one. This includes outlining vacation days, a protocol for sick days, and everything else you would want your own employer to cover. From here, spend time getting to know them. Take your nanny out one of Des Moines’s great restaurants, learn about their childhood, and discuss your parenting philosophy. Finally, be sure to resolve conflicts as they arise. Open communication is crucial to ensuring a healthy long-term relationship.

Questions to ask prospective Des Moines Nannies:
  • Have you been a nanny previously? How long did your employment last?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR?
  • How would you handle a situation where our child began choking?
  • How do you handle tantrums? Can you share an experience disciplining children?
  • What sort of household tasks are you open to doing?
  • Are you open to a live in arrangement?
  • Do you plan to work for our family over multiple years?
  • Do you have a driver's license in Iowa?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Des Moines?
  • How flexible are you on weekends and evenings?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you comfortable being paid by direct deposit?
  • Are you able to help with food preparation?
  • What could you cook for a child aged 2-5? Do you know how to make baby food?
  • Are you comfortable facilitating play dates?
  • Have you ever potty trained a child before?
  • Have you worked with newborns? Do you know how to change a diaper and prepare formula?
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